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FY18 Applicants: Applications are currently being reviewed. You will be notified of our admission decision by mid-October.
The application period is closed and the waiting list is full.

Required Prerequisites

There are 10 total prerequisite courses required to apply to the Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP). Applicants must complete all of the prerequisite courses listed below BEFORE submitting an application for MEPP.

  1. E/L/K 0146: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
    • Dates and locations can be found by searching the EMI Course Schedule located at the EMI Website
    • Certificates must be from FEMA to receive credit
    Independent Study (IS) courses can be found by visiting the Independent Study Program Course List Page.
  2. IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
  3. IS-120, An Introduction to Exercises
  4. IS-130, Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
  5. IS-200.b, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  6. IS-230, Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  7. IS-235, Emergency Planning
  8. IS-700, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  9. IS-775, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations
  10. IS-800, National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction


  • E131 Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning

Due to changes in policy and doctrine, independent study courses are frequently updated. It is recommended that you review the contents of the IS courses and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for the IS courses listed above and you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your fist completion, not the date you retake it.

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